Matteson, IL – Congresswoman Robin Kelly released this statement concerning flyers promoting the Ku Klux Klan (KKK) that were distributed in Park Forest, Manteno and other communities in Illinois’s 2nd Congressional district:
“The offensive KKK flyers found in our community do not represent our values and are not welcome.
Congresswoman Robin Kelly today nominated nine high school students from the second district for admission to three United States Military Academies.
“These outstanding young men and women represent our next generation of military leaders. I’m proud to nominate them to our nation’s finest military academies,” said Rep. Kelly.
Washington, DC – On Friday evening, President Donald Trump issued an unconstitutional executive order banning individuals from seven Muslim-majority countries from entering the United States of America.
Within hours, a federal judge issued a stay against the Executive Order.
Matteson, IL - Congresswoman Robin Kelly released this statement regarding news that a federal judge ordered the government not to deport immigrants currently held at airports based on President Trump’s Executive Order barring individuals from certain Muslim-majority countries:
Chicago, IL – Congresswoman Robin Kelly released this statement:
“In recent days, President Donald Trump has repeatedly threatened to ‘send in the Feds’ to address the ongoing violence in Chicago. These tweets and comments show a complete ignorance to reality. First, ‘sending in the Feds’ violates the U.S. Constitution and second, ‘the Feds’ are already in Chicago.
Matteson, IL - Congresswoman Robin Kelly attended a celebration at Christ Community Church in South Holland. Today, she spoke at a South Suburban College event. She released this statement marking Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day:
"Today, our nation pauses to remember the life and legacy of Dr. King.
Washington, DC –Congresswoman Robin Kelly today released this statement concerning the Department of Justice’s report on the Chicago Police Department:
“Today’s report is deeply concerning. It is clear that more reforms are needed and needed immediately.
Washington, DC – Congresswoman Robin Kelly released this statement concerning Senator Jeff Sessions (R-AL) and his confirmation hearing to serve as our nation’s top civil rights protection officer:
“Like millions of Americans, I was deeply troubled by the nomination of Senator Jeff Sessions to serve as our nation’s next Attorney General.
Washington, DC - Today, Congresswoman Robin Kelly released this statement concerning the hate crime livestreamed on Facebook:
"This kidnapping and assault is nothing short of cowardly and heinous.
As our nation continues to struggle with issues of racial tension, we must seek community over division, cooperation over animosity.
Today, Congresswoman Robin Kelly, Ranking Member of the Oversight Committee’s subcommittee on Information Technology (IT) Security, sent a letter to House Speaker Paul Ryan and Oversight Committee chairman, Congressman Jason Chaffetz calling for a full and thorough investigation
In the News
By Congresswoman Robin L. Kelly
In December, Congress allowed federal emergency unemployment insurance to expire. Since then, more than 2 million unemployed Americans have been left in the lurch.
A world-class city needs a world-class cargo airport. But when it comes to air cargo, Chicago remains the Second City.
The recent decision by the Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning to reject the Illiana Expressway project — a decision rooted in regional bias rather than sound strategic planning — belies the realities of the future transportation needs of the Chicagoland area.